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Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. steering wheel.

Just this year- starting this summer, actually- just started getting itchy, swollen fingers when exposed to mild cold, like a 50 deg. steering wheel.

You need: to have some testing done! You might have a disorder called "Raynaud's Syndrome" which may accompany rheumatological conditions such as arthritis! Tell your PCP about your symptoms and he/she will order the necessary blood tests. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

What causes itchy swollen itchy fingers ?

Contact Dermatitis: Itchy swollen fingers may result from an allergic reaction of some type. Perhaps to some new environmental exposure such as poison ivy, detergent or soap, or something else you may have come in contact with. ...Read more

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What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

Xerosis or Reynaud's: The cold weather and low humidity removes the moisture barrier from the skin, causing substances to penetrate and cause irritation. Cold weather also may cause vasospsm in the fingers, reducing blood flow, which may result in the same dysfunction. Use moisturizers and gloves, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Swollen finger hot when i touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Swollen finger hot when i touch itchy at some points and numb with some pain?

Hot swollen and pain: Finger, rule out infection, can occur even without a noticeable entry wound. Other consideration includes trauma, fracture and even gout but at age 22 gout is not first on the list. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on.  Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ?infected bite ?allergic reaction ?trauma ...Read more

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How should I help my swollen finger?

How should I help my swollen finger?

Whats causing it?: We would first need to know whats causing the swelling. Is it infection? Inflammation? Trauma? ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Depends?: Treatment depends on what is causing the swelling. If you had an injury you can treat this with ice and elevation, but you need an x-ray to r/o a fracture. Other causes include, gout, arthritis, infection, all with very different treatments. Sounds like you need to talk to your doctor to figure out the best treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

Infection: Swelling and redness arising from a hangnail usually indicates you have developed a paranichial infection. Warm soaks and antibiotics are indicated for this problem. Seek care with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which is an elastic, self-adhesive bandage that can be removed and reused until the elasticity gives out. Leave the finger wrapped for 1-2 hour, then remove the wrapping for 1-2 hours. Do this several tiems a day for a few weeks. It may diminish the edema. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with warmth to it, what does this sound like?

Infection or arth: Infection or arthritis. See physician asap. If not infection, see rheumatologist. ...Read more